|Secondary Positions||Prt, Scl|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||1:51.3||8:08.1||21:43.0||-||44:36.0||-||-|
|Best Distance (meters)||-||4,644||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
I want to be recruited to play sports in college because I believe that I will add a strong, positive mindset to the team that I join. I love to work hard and push myself to the next level during every piece whether it be on the water or on land. No matter what, I am always supporting my teammates and putting in the extra meters after practice. I am the type of athlete that once I set my mind to something, I will not stop until I reach it. I feel this way about rowing in college because I want to continue to work hard and push myself to become the best athlete that I can be.
I find that the most important part of being on a team is supporting one another. There are many different ways to support teammates whether it be physically, mentally, or by pushing yourself to push the person who is faster than you to work harder and the person a little bit slower than you to work harder to keep up with you. I have demonstrated leadership on the ergs/water along with off of them, too. For example, in between pieces on the water, I always begin a piece breakdown where I work to highlight a couple things that our boat did successfully along with something that we need to work on during the next one. Off the water, I am constantly checking in on my peers to make sure that they are doing alright and asking them if they had a good successful or beneficial row. For example, we had a teammate who threw up on a Saturday morning erg sprints workout, and she was devastated. I made sure to check in on her as she went to change, and I reminded her that throwing up is not a bad thing because it just means that she is pushing herself to her max which is exactly what all of us should be doing. Later on that night, I reached out to her to make sure that she was doing ok and was not beating herself up over it anymore.
I am involved in my community mainly within my church and within the WGBA which stands for Westford Girls Basketball Association. Through my church, I have gone to multiple soup kitchens along with Christmas in the City where we have fundraised to purchase a bunch of hats, gloves, and scarves for little kids who cannot afford them. Also, everyone in our community donates a bunch of gifts for us to bring with the winter gear for the kids to pick out to give to their parents, siblings, or close friends. My experience with Christmas in the City truly touched my heart because it showed me how much I have, and I was able to make so many little children happy and excited to be able to have something to give to their loved ones. Along with my community service through my church, I coached a 5th grade girls travel basketball team. Although it was nit always easy, I am so glad that I pushed myself to coach these girls. While coaching I learned so much about dealing with different types of kids and people to make everyone feel happy and proud of who they are as a person and as an athlete in general. My experiences with coaching have shaped me into the compassionate and supportive leader that I am today.
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